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VW Announces Pricing of New Atlas SUV

Coming to Chapman VW in May

The new VW Atlas full-size SUV will be priced starting at just $30,500 when it arrives at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale in May. With seating for seven, the new Atlas comes with the option of a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L or 3.6L V6 engine. Volkswagen offers the new Atlas in six different trim levels with a number of option packages designed for every taste.

Atlas S Comes Loaded With Features

The base Atlas S may be the lowest price model in the lineup, but it’s packed with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and a rearview camera. The four-cylinder engine is standard in the Atlas S, but a V6 all-wheel drive models is also available. The Atlas S will be available later this fall. The Atlas S Launch model will be the first delivered. It comes with the previously-mentioned features as well as a panoramic sunroof, larger touchscreen and garage door opener.

SE Adds to the Feature List

Move up to the Atlas SE and you’ll receive heated door mirrors, windshield wipers that automatically turn on in the rain, automatic headlights and blind spot monitoring. The Atlas SE also has keyless entry with push-button start, leatherette seats with heated front seats, a power driver seat and additional USB ports. Choose the VW Atlas SE with Technology trim package and you get everything already mentioned along with a whole slew of driver assistance safety features. Three-zone climate control and an auto-dimming mirror sweetens the package.

SEL adds Power Liftgate

For easy loading of groceries and other cargo, choose the Atlas SEL. It comes with a power easy open liftgate, power passenger seat and memory function for the mirrors and driver’s seat. The SEL Premium model only comes with VW’s patented 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The Premium package includes the VW digital cockpit, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED tailights, power door mirrors, leather and heated front and rear seats. A 360-degree camera, parking assit and a 12-channel, 12-speaker stereo system are also included in the SEL Premium model.

Option packages include swapping out the second-row seat for a couple of captain’s chairs. The performance R-Line model will be available on SE and SEL models. Black alloy wheels are expected to be a popular option on the SEL and SEL Premium Atlas. Compare all the different Atlas models and take a test drive when they arrive at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Get Ready for the Big Screen

When the new super-size VW Atlas SUV shows up on the Chapman Volkswagen showroom floor later this year, it will have the option of a huge Digital Cockpit that drivers can personalize for different situations. The 12.3-inch VW Digital Cockpit features a high def display utilizing a thin film transistor display to let you view larger versions of navigation maps, safety feature controls and other vehicle information. Just press the start button on the new Atlas equipped with the digital cockpit and you’ll receive a warm welcome by name before activating your preferred settings from memory.

Configure Speedometer and Tach for More Info

It just takes the press of a button to configure the new VW Digital Cockpit so both the speedometer and tachometer show an inner dial, where you can get navigation information, range until empty, fuel economy and more driver assistance information. The VW Digital Cockpit comes with the ability to integrate with smartphones so all your contact information and recent calls will show up in your eyesight. Simply scroll down and you can make a call without being distracted from the task at hand.

Off-road View Great for Taking Trails

The new VW Atlas, when equipped with the VW Digital Cockpit, can even show the angle of your front wheels. This comes in handy when trying to traverse some of Arizona’s toughest trails. The Digital Cockpit will also show your compass direction and a built-in altimeter tells you how high up in the clouds you and your Atlas are going. The Digital Cockpit utilizes an ultra-sharp display to make information easy to see at night or when you’re traveling through a cloud of dust, as in an off-road club tour.

Pedestrian Monitoring Helps Avoid Collisions

Choose the VW Atlas equipped with Pedestrian Monitoring and an alert will show up in your VW Digital Cockpit if someone is stepping into the road ahead of you. An alert displays brightly in your line of sight, letting you keep your eyes on the road while still tending to the emergency at hand. If you get in a mood where  you prefer more of a classic look to your gauge setup, simply select “Classic View” and your Digital Cockpit reverts to a full size speedometer and tachometer. Be among the first to see the new VW Atlas and Digital Cockpit when the fullsize SUV comes to Chapman Volkswagen later this year.

‘3 and Easy’ Event Makes Buying a Snap

Whether you’d enjoy a large cash back allowance or low lease or financing rates, the VW “3 and Easy” event makes it simpler than ever to walk into Chapman Volkswagen and drive away with a brand new vehicle. Qualified lessees can get a payment as low as $159 a month on a new Jetta, or just $189 a month on the midsize Passat sedan. If leasing isn’t your cup of tea, VW is offering a 0.9 annual percentage rate for up to 60 months on both vehicles, along with a $1,000 APR bonus. The 3 and Easy event ends March 31.

New Golf Alltrack Comes With Sweet Deal

The all new Golf Alltrack, the off-road version of the Golf SportWagen, comes with a low, low $329 a month lease payment for qualified customers. The Alltrack comes with VW’s patented all-wheel drive system and additional ground clearance for taming tough trails. If off-roading isn’t in your plans, VW is also offering the SportWagen at a tremendous lease payment of just $259 a month. Both vehicles can also be purchased by qualified customers with an annual percentage rate of 0.9 for up to 60 months.

SUV Duo Also on 3 and Easy List

If you’re looking for an SUV, the popular Volkswagen Tiguan and Touareg are also part of the 3 and Easy promotion. Head into Chapman Volkswagen and take delivery by March 31 to qualify for a $209 a month lease payment on the Tiguan. The 2017 Touareg V6 Sport is available at just $679 a month on a lease. Both vehicles also offer 0.9 percent financing for up to 60 months to qualified buyers.

March into Spring With a New Beetle

The most iconic of all the VW models, the Beetle, is offered to qualified lessees for just $279 a month, or highly qualified customers can choose a 1.9 percent interest rate. Make sure and ask about the $1,000 Loyalty Bonus for existing VW customers. The sporty VW Beetle convertible is also part of the 3 and Easy event, with a special $369 a month lease payment for 36 months. The Beetle is also part of the Volkswagen College Graduate program, where recent graduates can get an additional $500 bonus.

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Have Special Rates

If a new vehicle isn’t in your plans, check out the Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicles at Chapman Volkswagen. Through March 31, VW is offering 1.49 percent financing for 60 months on WorldAuto CPO cars and SUVs when you finance through Volkswagen Credit.

e-Golf Delivers Increased Economy and Range

New Battery has Increased Energy Capacity

As part of the VW Golf lineup, the e-Golf is an attractive alternative for eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce emissions. For 2017, the e-Golf has increased range thanks to the new 35.8 kWh lithium ion battery. The new e-Golf now has an EPA-estimated ability to go 125 miles on a charge, up significantly from 83 miles last year. When using a 240V charging system, the new e-Golf can go from completely drained to a full charge in less than six hours. The DC Fast Charging option allows the battery to get an 80 percent charge in less than an hour. Take a visit to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale to learn more about the new VW e-Golf.

New Motor Delivers More Horsepower

VW has also created a new electric motor for the 2017 e-Golf that ups the horsepower from 115 to 134. The 85 kW electric motor also generates 214 pound feet of torque for quick acceleration on its way to a top speed of 93 mph. The EPA estimates the new e-Golf will get up to the equivalent of 111 MPG on the highway and 126 MPG in the city. That equates to an estimated fuel cost for the average driver of $550 per year. The new e-Golf will be showing up at dealerships later this spring.

Golf Family Offers Something for Everyone

Starting with the base VW Golf hatchback, the Golf is the most popular model in the VW lineup, offering a little something for everyone. The base Golf is sporty enough for most people, offering an energy-efficient commuter that’s fun to drive. Move up to the Golf GTI and Golf R and you get increased horsepower and performance for people who still think driving is something to enjoy. The Golf SportWagen offers more room for families with the same great handling, while the all-new Golf Alltrack is an alternative off-road option for those with an adventurous spirit.

Alltrack Delivers with “All-wheee” Drive

As Volkswagen likes to say, the new VW Golf Alltrack delivers a fun off-road performance with “all-whee” drive. The patented VW 4Motion all-wheel drive system kicks in when you need it for traction, then disengages on smooth roads so you get the maximum fuel efficiency possible. Features such as Hill Descent Control keep you in charge when coming down steep inclines. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters let you quickly change gears while concentrating on staying between the boulders. Head to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale today to look over the entire VW Golf lineup, then test drive the one that’s right for your needs.

Alltrack Earns Canadian Car of Year Honors

Auto Journalists Put Candidates Through Ringer

After an intensive testing program that put all the candidates through a variety of driving scenarios and evaluating the data, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) voted the new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack as the 2017 Canadian Car of the Year. “We are honored that the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada found the Golf Alltrack so appealing,” said VW CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken. The Golf Alltrack was designed to offer an affordable yet upscale alternative to other all-wheel drive wagons, and we’re heartened by the reception in North America from customers and automotive enthusiasts alike.” The new Golf Alltrack is in stock now and ready for a test drive at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

A Fresh Choice for Off-Road Adventures

With more than adequate ground clearance teaming up with VW’s patented 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, the Golf Alltrack offers a fresh choice for off-road enthusiasts to explore the road less traveled. The Alltrack delivers a sporty design with plenty of room for cargo and passengers in a package that’s made for adventure. Slip into Off-Road Mode and let features like Hill Descent Control take a little of the white knuckling out of those steep declines so you can enjoy the fresh air and perhaps get a glimpse of some wildlife.

Little Wagon Helps Keep You Out of Trouble

With a number of driver assistance safety features and an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICSR), the new VW Golf Alltrack is designed to get you to your appointed destination, whether that’s work or the top of a mountain, safe and sound. Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning are part of a suite of sensor and camera-driven systems that help avoid a wreck. In the event of a collision where the airbags are deployed, the ICRS shuts off the fuel pump, turns on the four-way flashers and unlocks the doors so you can exit to safety.

Dress Up Your Alltrack With Accessories

Before you drive your new Golf Alltrack home from Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale, head to the parts department and look over the wide selection of accessories available to personalize your new ride. A rooftop cargo box or some base carrier bars are a great way to stash camping equipment up high, or you can get a bike rack to make transporting your mountain bikes a simple task. If you’re taking Fido on your adventures, you might want to get a rear seat cover. Monster Mats and Mojo Mats help keep the carpet clean when you’re out in the muck and mud.

New VW Tiguan Makes Great First Impression

From Inside/Out, Tiguan Offers Fresh Take

When the 2018 VW Tiguan arrives on the showroom floor at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale later this year, it will offer customers a completely fresh take on the SUV experience. From an athletic new style with LED lighting, a bold front grille and dual exhaust tips to the improved interior space, the Tiguan is a larger midsize SUV than consumers are used to seeing. All front-wheel drive Tiguans will come with a standard third-row seat, while the 4Motion all-wheel drive models will have the third row as an option.

More Room to Haul

Whether you’re hauling people or cargo, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is designed to meet your needs. With almost 11 more inches of wheelbase, the Tiguan has 57 percent more interior room than the current model. A 40/20/40 second row seat that slides forward and back by seven inches not only provides easy access to the third row, but offers a quick way to adjust for hauling home those large purchases. A new chassis system means the Tiguan also sits lower, meaning you won’t have to lift those heavy items as high to get them in the spacious rear hatch. Opening the hatch is also as simple as a kick, which tells the sensors your hands are full and to power up the lift gate.

New Tiguan Loaded With Power and Safety

When you test drive the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale this fall, you should notice the power available for merging onto the freeway or climbing mountain passes. That’s because VW has revamped the 2.0L turbocharged engine to deliver 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. The new 8-speed automatic transmission delivers plenty of low-end power before shifting smoothly through the gears for great fuel economy. A suite of driver assistance options will help you and your precious cargo get safely to your destination. Forward collision warning with autonomous braking not only senses an impending front-end crash, but also takes steps to avoid it should you fail to act. Pedestrian and blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert and lane departure warning systems are other ways VW helps you avoid a wreck.

Custom Interior Built for Comfort

The new interior of the 2018 VW Tiguan is built for comfort and control. All switches are within easy ergonomic reach of the driver. An optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit lets you configure the information you want to see displayed. Available leatherette seating, a panoramic sunroof and heated steering wheel all add to the desirability of this new addition to the SUV marketplace.

Stylish for City, Tough for Country

If you like the idea of exploring the backroads and trails of historic Arizona, but aren’t really in the market for a big truck, SUV or something that resembles a small tank, take the opportunity to head to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale and check out the VW Alltrack. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or seeing what the trail to Four Peaks is all about, the Alltrack is the perfect choice. With increased ground clearance and VW’s patented 4MOTION all-wheel drive, the Alltrack is equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature can dish out. The available leatherette seats and premium materials make the cockpit a place to enjoy the outside or just be comfortable as you tool around town. Features such as a panoramic sunroof, optional Fender premium sound system and VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you enjoy a touch of sophistication while you’re out on the road or trail.

4MOTION Provides Control in Tricky Situations

If you’ve ever been out on a trail pondering whether you want to attempt to climb a particular hill or live to see another day, you’ll enjoy the thought engineers put into the off-road capabilities of the new VW Alltrack. VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system automatically adapts to different surfaces and conditions, working in conjunction with Electronic Differential Lock and other systems to keep your wheels moving and you in control. Hill Descent Control takes the white knuckle factor out of descending a steep decline, helping control the low-end torque of your engine and gently applying the brakes as you head downhill. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters let you easily move up and down the gears as needed to help you remain in charge of speed and power.

Beauty More than Skin Deep

Only the most ardent critic wouldn’t admit that the new VW Alltrack is a beautiful design, with rugged good looks and an aerodynamic sculpting that is not only modern, but helps with fuel efficiency. Touches souch as the Bi-Xenon headlights are not only classy, but help illuminate the trail on those nights when the moon is dark. Tough bumpers and strategically-placed exterior cladding helps ward off obstacles, such as boulders and parking meters, that inconveniently pop up in your way. Check in with the pros at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale to schedule a test drive of the new VW Alltrack. It’s time to explore your wild side.

I.D. Buzz Concept Latest Take on Microbus

Van Lovers Rejoice at Possible Comeback

Those who love the original VW Bus are rejoicing at the latest concept vehicle to make its appearance at the Detroit Auto Show. Named the I.D. Buzz Concept, the Volkswagen design hearkens back to a time when a driver’s only worry was if he or she could come up with 29 cents for a gallon of gas. Although the Buzz resembles the old VW bus in design, it is light years away in technology. The Buzz is a zero emissions versatile electric vehicle designed for the future, offering a compelling design to the possibilities the next decade will bring. Stay in touch with Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale to see if and when the latest version of the Bus will be available for sale.

VW Shooting for 2020 Electric Assault

Volkswagen is working toward a new “electric offensive” in the year 2020 with a wide variety of electric vehicles available for sale. They haven’t confirmed that the Buzz will be part of that lineup, but with an electric range of up to 270 miles and seating for 8, there’s a good chance it would be welcomed by an SUV-loving America. “The Volkswagen brand’s big electric offensive begins in the year 2020 with a completely new vehicle architecture,” said VW Chairman of the Board Dr. Herbert Diess. “That is when we will be launching an entirely new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market. By 2025 we want to be selling one million of these vehicles annually. We are making electric mobility the new trademark of Volkswagen.”

VW Set to ‘Make Future Real’

There’s been a lot of talk about electric vehicles and self-driving automation for a number of years, but VW is banking on its slogan “We make the future real” to show the public they are serious about changing the face of driving. By focusing on smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive usability and creating a connected community, VW says it will overcome any reluctance Americans have toward a new mode of transportation. “The overall concept of the I.D. Buzz points the way to the future,” said VW board member Dr. Frank Welsch. “The concept vehicle is the world’s first electric multi-purpose vehicle to be equipped with a fully autonomous driving mode. It carries the feeling of freedom of the Microbus over to a completely new era of mobility.”

Chapman Home of VW Alltrack

Another recent innovation of the Volkswagen family is the 4Motion all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack, which you can test drive right now at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale. The Alltrack is a different take on an off-road vehicle, offering the looks, sophistication and driveability of the popular Golf, while providing the clearance and advanced all-wheel drive capability to go off-road.

VW Takes Wraps off e-Golf at LA Auto Show

New Version Offers More Power and Range

The latest generation of the e-Golf was recently shown to the public for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show, revealing a sharp uptick in power, range and new features from its predecessor. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf increases the range on a single charge to 124 miles, up almost 50 percent from last year’s model. The electric motor shows a jump of 19 horsepower from 2016, now producing 134 horses with 214 pound-feet of torque. This enables the new e-Golf to cut a second off its 0-60 mph time en route to a top speed of 93 mph. Keep in touch with Chapman Volkswagen to see when the new e-Golf will be making an appearance on the showroom floor.

High-tech Features Both Fun and Functional

The new VW e-Golf is loaded with high-tech features that make it a joy to drive. The optional Volkswagen Digital Cockpit displays all the instruments on a large color screen. Drivers can change the information profiles to deliver different types of data, as well as varying graphics including album art. The Discover Pro infotainment system also allows drivers and passengers to configure the home screen to their liking. The 9.2-inch color display is a totally new design. This system is geared up for the launch of a gesture control system in two years that will only take a swipe or a pinch to move through the menus and pick the music or function you want to use. Remote access remains a part of the e-Golf suite of features, letting you use your smart phone to locate your car, start the battery charging, lock and unlock doors, etc.

More Driver Assistance Safety Features This Year

Drivers of the 2017 VW e-Golf will have access to more driver assistance safety features than ever, including pedestrian monitoring added to the Forward Collision Warning system. If your vehicle is in danger of striking a person, the e-Golf will first warn you both audibly and visually, then apply the brakes if you fail to react. Choose the optional Drive Assistance Package and you’ll receive the digital cockpit, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with pedestrian monitoring, blind spot monitoring, lane assist, light assist and park assist.

Design Changes Feature LED Lights

Along with more power and features, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf also includes a new look with redesigned bumpers and fenders along with LED headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights. The running lights are integrated into the new bumper, creating a seamless front end with a sharp, modern look. The new e-Golf, a technological marvel with extended range, will be making its debut at Chapman Volkswagen in the near future.

Six VWs Earn Top Safety Honors for 2017

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IIHS Rewards VW Safety Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) puts vehicles through the proverbial wringer before declaring their safety status, which is why it was such an honor for six VW vehicles to earn Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick +  ratings. The 2017 Jetta that was outfitted with forward collision warning, bi-xenon headlights and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) earned the top honors. Four members of the Golf family, including the Golf 4-door, Alltrack, GTI 4-door and SportWagen, as well as the Passat, were all selected as a Top Safety Pick. Check out the entire VW inventory and see why these vehicles are so safe when you stop by Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

Top Driver Assistance Features Now Affordable

“At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assistance technologies can be delivered without being in the premium segment,” according to VW Senior VP Hendrik Muth. “The IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models compliments our ongoing commitment to offering these features.” IIHS Awards Top Safety Pick status to cars, SUVS and trucks that receive a good rating in five different tests. These include two different frontal impact tests, side impact, strength of roof and head restraints. The vehicle must also offer AEB as an option. The Plus rating goes to vehicles that meet the same criteria, but also have headlights that offer maximum visibility.

Sensors Work in Conjunction With Cameras

VW’s AEB system with forward collision warning utilizes at least one and sometimes more radar sensors that work in conjunction with cameras to identify danger and react faster than humanly possible. It first alerts the driver to an impending crash, and then applies the brakes if the driver fails to react quickly enough. If the driver responds but doesn’t apply enough force to the brakes, the system also responds to either avoid the wreck or minimize damage and injury. VW’s other driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a system to warn you if you start to drift out of your lane. Parking assistants, automatic headlights and adaptive front-lighting are some other safety features you can get on a 2017 VW.

Now’s the Time to Buy

It’s still not too late to head to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale and take advantage of the “Sign Then Drive Event” where qualified buyers or lessees can take a brand new VW off the lot with absolutely no money down. The offer ends January 3, so swing by today for the best selection.